The Formula to Solve Any Problem [The Model]
If you’re like me, once you decide that you can no longer tolerate feeling like crap, you want to feel better fast. As in, right this second. And, you want a couple simple steps in order to feel better so that voila! All better!
The closest thing I’ve encountered is an equation that distills many forms of self-development and self-help into 1 simple formula.
Circumstances > Thoughts > Feelings > Actions > Results
Thoughts create feelings.
Feelings create actions.
Actions create results.
Results are what happens when we act a certain way.
Circumstances are facts that everyone (in the world) can agree on.
Thoughts are sentences in our minds.
Feelings are vibrations in our bodies.
Actions are what we do, don’t do, or react to.
Results are the outcome of our actions.
So logical, right?
Here’s an example of how the Model can be used:
T: I don’t have enough time to get it all done.
R: Eat in order not feel which takes up time, so I have even less time for work.
When I list out my model, I can see in black and white that this thought is not serving me. When I think, “I don’t have enough time to get it all done,” I feel stressed. I also notice that my results and proving my unhelpful thought.
Even though I know that thought doesn’t serve me, it’s on auto-pilot. I have thought it so many times that it is a reflex.
When I write it down and look at it, I can use my pre-frontal cortex part of my brain to question it, and decide if I want to continue thinking that or choose another thought that is more helpful.
When I started doing thought downloads and taking noticing my thoughts, I couldn’t believe some of the nonsense that my brain would deliver. I’m not going to lie, I started feeling overwhelmed at my thoughts. I was having thoughts ABOUT MY THOUGHTS. (LOL)
Our brains churn out a lot of stuff. Some of it isn’t helpful to us. Questioning it and redirecting it helps me stay focused on my goal of losing extra weight and keeping my mind chatter to a minimum.
In the coming days, I’ll post more about the Model. In the meanwhile, give it a try. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll answer them in a future blog post.
Cheering you on,